Artisan : Stavroula Prokopiou Born : 1933 Region : Akrotiri, Cyprus Work made : Functional baskets in ranging sizes & colours Material & methods : 10 different species of local rushes, Soft basketry/ basket-weaving Statement : Stavroula learnt her craft from her mother. She learnt when she was just 10 years old & she has been making baskets ever since… for 67 years. She has a daughter who doesn’t make baskets or know how, she lives in Paphos. Her customers are mainly from the centre in Akrotiri or the Cyprus handicraft service, who buy from her to sell in their stores. She tells me that the different rushes are collected during the summer months, some are collected fresh as it is required fo the details. There are no reeds used in Akrotiri,  Cyprus